How many aluminum cans does it take to build a home?
Rashawn Medley sits on the steps of her new home, imagining the moment her empty driveway will be filled with relatives arriving for, well, no particular reason. Family doesn’t need a reason to visit.
It’ll be a heady moment for the 35-year-old single mother of two.
For four years they’ve shared a one-bedroom apartment always in need of repair. Her daughters shared the bedroom while she slept on the sofa.
In just two short weeks, that’ll all change. They each will have their own bedroom and two full baths to choose from in a four-bedroom house Medley helped build with her own hands.